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Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes by Maurice Leblanc
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Jun 30, 07

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Read in June, 2007

I enjoyed reading this book as much as I enjoyed reading the other Arsene Lupin book. The thing that this one has that the other didn't is that this is more of a cohesive unit: while each chapter still feels like its own short story (for the most part), put together, they make an overarching story. Still, it's just as fun as the short stories are. I love how smart Lupin is, and how he can outsmart even the brilliant detective, Herlock Sholmes.

Reading this has actually made me want to go back and give Sherlock Holmes stories another shot. Maurice Leblanc makes Herlock Sholmes seem like such an ass at times (especially to his assistant, Wilson), and Herlock gets outsmarted by Lupin so often (it wasn't until the final chapter that I felt like Herlock Sholmes was actually intelligent and holding his own against Lupin), that I wonder how this compares to Doyle's version of Holmes.
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